Peter Coti

Emergency management enthusiast.


National Security

  • Power Wars: The Relentless Rise of Presidential Authority and Secrecy - A great overview of Obama's national security policy when in office
  • Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
  • - Coll does a fantastic job explaining the complex factors in Afghanistan


  • Truman - A great story of an accidental president
  • Grant - No matter what you think of Grant, Chernow provides a captivating story of such a complex figure
  • Law

  • The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World - This book on law of war is what has sparked my passion in the law itself